English KS1 / KS2: George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

Presenters Dick and Dom explain why 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl is their favourite children's book.

They discuss the story, and read an extract, describing how it captures their imaginations and makes them laugh.

Animation helps to bring the story to life. The book tells the story of a young boy called George who is fed up with his bad-tempered Grandmother.

He concocts a special medicine for her using all the ingredients available in his house, with some very unexpected results.

This clip is from the series Bringing Books to Life.

Teacher Notes

Students could write a set of instructions which tell the reader how to create their own marvelous medicine.

Students could include a warning notice which details possible side effects of the potion.

Curriculum Notes

These clips are suitable for teaching English and Literacy at Key Stage 1, 1st Level, Key Stage 2 and 2nd Level.

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